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Day #2912

Day #2912Title: Polaroid Curiosity
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Notes: My film project for 2016 is going to be using 52 different colour films during the year – one type per week. So I’ve been stocking up on a variety of different films. This is a particular curiosity – Polaroid Instant Color Slide film which comes with its own processing pack, and can be developed at home in a matter of minutes. I have 7 rolls of it, so I should be able to have a bit of fun with it.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #355
One Year Ago: Day #2547
Two Years Ago: Day #2182
Three Years Ago: Day #1817
Four Years Ago: Day #1451
Five Years Ago: Day #1086
Six Years Ago: Day #721
Seven Years Ago: Day #356

Day #2803

Day #2803Title: Raw Materials
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Notes: Some raw materials for next year’s Film project have arrived from eBay. I’ve really enjoyed using my film cameras this year – but they have been exclusively black and white images made with fresh film. Next year I plan to use them again, but try one different (expired) colour film each week – which will take the pressure off carrying the heavy cameras around with me every day. I hope to get some interesting effects with using old stock – such as I have achieved recently with some Verichrome Pan (expired in July 1969) and Kodak Gold 200 (expired pre-2004).
Today’s Film Shot: Day #246
One Year Ago: Day #2438
Two Years Ago: Day #2073
Three Years Ago: Day #1708
Four Years Ago: Day #1342
Five Years Ago: Day #977
Six Years Ago: Day #612
Seven Years Ago: Day #247

Day #2726

Day #2726Title: Film’s Not Dead
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: 1x Yongnuo YN560 from behind, @ 1/32 though white translucent perspex
Notes:  As part of my Retro 365 film project, I want to adapt one of my Yashica 44’s to take some sprocket hole shots. This will enable me to use the 4x4cm medium format camera to expose 35mm film. It doesn’t look that difficult (and is reversible, so I won’t wreck the camera). The trickiest part is usually getting the film scanned after processing to show the sprocket holes, since asking a lab to scan 35mm only gets you the usual content of each frame, not the sprocket holes too. But it set me thinking – so the subject of today’s image is an experiment. It’s a slide film frame (good old Agfa CT Precisa 200), taken during December 1999 in Berlin, of the Infobox. [The building was dismantled in 2001]. This frame is not scanned – but photographed with my DSLR and macro lens, lit from underneath with a diffuse burst of flash, flat on a piece of translucent perspex. There was a piece of  glass over the top to keep the slide from curling. The camera was mounted on my copystand, looking directly down at the slide. As you can see, I have got the whole of the film in quite easily, including the sprocket holes! Now I just have to expose some new 35mm film for more sprockety goodness. It also provides a suitable image for Treasure Hunt Theme #16 – Breaking The Rules.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #169
One Year Ago: Day #2361
Two Years Ago: Day #1996
Three Years Ago: Day #1631
Four Years Ago: Day #1265
Five Years Ago: Day #900
Six Years Ago: Day #535
Seven Years Ago: Day #170

Day #2601

Day #2601Title: I’m An Advocate
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Notes: I’m pleased to welcome this lovely Series 2 Ilford Advocate to my vintage camera collection, which arrived by post today. It’s a British classic, and is styled with a cream enamel finish, giving it a look unlike any other camera I’ve seen. I can’t wait to try it out for my Retro 365 project, I just need to wait for some half-decent weather.
Today’s Film Shot: Day #44
One Year Ago: Day #2236
Two Years Ago: Day #1871
Three Years Ago: Day #1505
Four Years Ago: Day #1140
Five Years Ago: Day #775
Six Years Ago: Day #410
Seven Years Ago: Day #44